Museveni orders UPDF to shoot armed Turkana, Pokot

He said the Uganda government spent time pacifying Karamoja region and nobody should interfere with the prevailing peace in the region. Museveni said when Uganda government launched the disarmament exercise in Karamoja it made several calls for Kenya to join. He said if Kenya has not disarmed its pastoralists, Uganda will not waste time with pastoralists crossing into Uganda with guns. “The Turkana and the Pokot pastoralists can graze their livestock in Uganda as long as they don’t have guns but if they cross with guns, Uganda will not wasteRead More

Uganda is not sending troops to Nigeria, says UPDF

Uganda has denied reports that it plans to deploy soldiers to Nigeria to fight Boko Haram. The UPDF in a statement said reportsthat Uganda Peoples’ Defence Forces (UPDF) was to deploy two Battalions to fight Boko Haram in Nigeria was baseless. “There is no force of the UPDF under preparation for such a deployment and the Government of Uganda has not sought for any clearance from the African Union (AU) to deploy to Nigeria as reported,” statement said. The statement added that the Ministry of Defence had never requested toRead More